The entire nation has been abuzz with expectation as it was widely known that our Prime Minister was to be interacting with the Chief Ministers of various states, today. People have been waiting to know if the nation-wide lockdown that has been announced till May 3rd, would be extended or not. However, it looks like a decision on this has not been taken yet. Various reports about this meeting state that a decision on whether to extend the lockdown or not hasn't been taken yet and that it might be taken only after the current lockdown gets over on May 3rd! However, it looks like the Prime Minister has mentioned the positives gained out of this Lockdown!

Decision on lockdown extension mostly only after May 3 PM CM

A tweet from the news agency ANI states that Prime Minister Narendra Modi underlined the benefits of the Lockdown. He is said to have stated the lockdown has managed to save thousands of lives in the past one-and-a-half months, especially when our country's population is equal to that of the combined population of several other countries! Our PM is also said to have mentioned that the impact of the COVID-19 Novel Corona Virus Pandemic would be visible in the coming months. He has also added that masks and face covers would be part of our regular life in the coming days. The PM has urged the Chief Ministers to consider the changes in weather while strategizing for the future. The PMO has asked the states to enforce guidelines in Red Zones to ensure proper containment and convert them into Orange Zones and Green Zones. There has also been emphasis to spread awareness among people to download and install the Argya Setu app to bolster the country's efforts against the Corona Virus.

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